On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor National Night Out events in the Upper, Middle and Lower Keys. The Key West Police Department is co-hosting the Lower Keys/Key West event.

All of the events will feature food, refreshments and a great chance to meet your neighbors, members of the Sheriff’s Office, police officers, firefighters and members of the military from a wide variety of divisions, departments and special teams, as well as many others who are involved in the field of public safety here in the Florida Keys.

The goal of National Night Out is to bring the community together to discuss how we can all make our neighborhoods cleaner, safer and more secure. Community members will learn how to heighten their crime prevention awareness.

Each event — depending on the area — will feature displays of the Sheriff’s Office elite units such as the Dive Team, SWAT and Crime Scene Investigation among others. MCSO will be joined by many of its partners such as the Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Highway Patrol, Park Services, Monroe County Fire Rescue and other fire districts, Monroe County schools, business chambers and many more!

They will occur from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: 

• The Key Largo event will be at Key Largo Community Park

• The Islamorada event will be held at Founder’s Park in Islamorada

• The Marathon event will be held at theSheriff’s Office Aviation Hangar at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport

• The Lower Keys/Key West event will be at Bayview Park in Key West

For more information about any of these events, contact your local sheriff’s office substation at

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